There comes a time in your life when you finally
get it … When in the midst of all your fears and insanity you stop dead in
your tracks and somewhere the voice inside your head cries out “ENOUGH!
Enough fighting and crying or struggling to hold on.” And, like a child
quieting down after a blind tantrum, your sobs begin to subside, you shudder
once or twice, you blink back your tears and through a mantle of wet lashes you
begin to look at the world from a new perspective. ……….This is your
or someone to change, or for happiness safety and security to come galloping
over the next horizon. You come to terms with the fact that there aren’t always
fairytale endings (or beginnings for that matter) and that any guarantee of
“happily ever after” must begin with you. Then a sense of serenity is
born of acceptance.
So you begin making your way through the “reality of today”
rather than holding out for the “promise of tomorrow.” You realize
that much of who you are and the way you navigate through life is, in great
part, a result of all the social conditioning you’ve received over the course
of a lifetime.
what you should wear and where you
should shop, - where you should live or what type of car you should drive, -
who you should sleep with and how you should behave, - who you should marry and
why you should stay, - the importance of bearing children or what you owe your
Slowly you begin to open up to new worlds and
different points of view. And you begin re-assessing and re-defining who you
are and what you really believe in. And you begin to discard the doctrines you
have outgrown, or should never havepracticed to begin with.
will love appreciate or approve of who or what you are… and that’s OK… they
are entitled to their own views and opinions. And, you come to terms with the
fact that you will never be a size 5 or a “perfect 10″…. Or a
perfect human being for that matter… and you stop trying to compete with the
image inside your head or agonizing over how you compare. And, you take a long
look at yourself in the mirror and you make a promise to give yourself the same
unconditional love and support you give so freely to others. Then a sense of
confidence is born of self-approval.
and frightening hours, I have prayed, not for the answers to my prayers or for
material things, but for my “God” to help me find the strength,
confidence and courage to persevere; to face each day and to do what I must
Remember this:- You are an expression of the
almighty. The spirit of God resides within you and moves through you. Open your
heart, speak to that spirit and it will heal and empower you. My
“God” has never failed me.